Leading Specialty Chemicals Company to Share Collaborative Work Management Expertise at Premier Gathering of Program and Portfolio Management Executives

London, UK. – June 9, 2016Clarizen, a global leader in collaborative work management software, today announced that customer Clariant will speak at the upcoming Gartner PPM & IT Governance Summit, 13 June at London’s Park Plaza Westminster Bridge. The leading specialty chemicals company will demonstrate how Clarizen has helped consolidate multiple IT functions, speeding up approvals, increasing visibility, and reducing complexity to bring new business value to the organization.
Joakim Barretto Clariant
Joakim Barretto, is responsible for project portfolio management within Clariant’s Global IT function, with experience in ERP systems (SAP) and project implementations in Europe and Latin America. As former business controller for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and Latin America (LATAM) regions, he worked closely with sales and production managers, to perform investment calculation, sales and working capital analysis, as well costs monitoring and fixed assets utilization.

Clarizen will also present its award-winning solution as a Premier sponsor in the event’s Solution Showcase. The company’s collaborative work management software helps global teams simplify work, reduce communication overload, and provides extensive visibility at any level of the enterprise, meeting the needs of the real-time modern workplace. Most recently, Clarizen has been named a leader in the 2016 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Cloud-Based IT Project and Portfolio Management Services.

What: Clariant’s IT Department Accelerates Change, Sharpens Visibility with Modern PPM
Who: Joakim Barretto, Head of PPM, Group IT, Clariant
When: Monday, 13 June 2016, 15:30 – 16:00 BST
Where: Gartner PPM & IT Governance Summit, London
•  Session Details: Clariant, a world leading specialty chemicals company, executes numerous, complex IT projects, across globally dispersed teams. See how Clarizen’s collaborative work management solution helped support its culture for change and brought together multiple IT functions, to speed up approvals, increase visibility, and reduce complexity, bringing new business value to Clariant’s organization.

About the Gartner PPM & IT Governance Summit 2016
Gartner PPM & IT Governance Summit 2016 is a must attend for program and portfolio management professionals. You’ll learn the best techniques for enabling rapid, agile PPM to deliver results that drive business transformation. Understand how the intense new focus on business value is influencing portfolio management and project scope. Learn how to be an agent of change and a trusted partner in business transformation. The summit covers essentials such as governance ecosystems, demand and resource management, benefits realization and useful key performance indicators and metrics — the tools you need to lead innovation and influence decision making.  Additional information is available at //www.gartner.com/events/emea/ppm.

About Clariant
Clariant is a globally leading specialty chemicals company, based in Muttenz near Basel/Switzerland. The company employs a total workforce of around 17 200. In the financial year 2015, Clariant recorded sales of CHF 5.807 billion for its continuing businesses. The company reports in four business areas: Care Chemicals, Catalysis & Energy, Natural Resources, and Plastics & Coatings. Clariant’s corporate strategy is based on five pillars: increase profitability, reposition portfolio, add value with sustainability, foster innovation and R&D, and intensify growth.

About Clarizen
Clarizen is a collaborative work management solution designed for people who value their time, and for organizations that value cross-company engagement. Built on a secure, scalable platform, Clarizen brings together project management, configurable workflow automation and in-context collaboration to create a meaningful engagement experience that allows everyone to work the way they work best. Everyone involved can track projects, communicate effortlessly and participate on their terms. When employees can connect to a larger and more meaningful purpose, progress is not only clear, it’s accelerated. Organizations of all sizes, across 79 countries already rely on Clarizen to help engage their people and move their business forward. The company is privately held with office locations including San Mateo (California), Tel Aviv and London.

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